Sunday, August 24, 2014
Custom Card of the Day: Hudson Edition
Tim over here was one of the first really big free agent signings of the 2014 season. He spent close to a decade playing for Atlanta, and then suddenly he decided that it would be a great idea to go back to the Bay Area. Only he missed and landed in San Francisco. (Before my geography experts start commenting, please, it's just a joke. He was on the A's once.)
So, now he's basically taken Barry Zito's place in the youth-oriented rotation, featuring a surprisingly okay Tim Lincecum, a surprisingly not-very-okay Matt Cain, an unsurprisingly awesome Madison Bumgarner, and now Jake Peavy. For the most part, he's holding his own, though he's far from perfect, and far from where he was in his prime.
He's 39 years old, pitching 9-9 with a 3.00 ERA, and he's not the top starter in the rotation. It's a bit obvious that he's aged a bit, and may be on the last legs of his career, but still, he's doing what he can for the Giants, who are still careful contenders for the NL Wild Card (and the Braves and Cardinals aren't being too generous there).
Still, it's nice to see he's still pitching, and still performing at a major league level at this age.
Coming Tomorrow- One of the many Washington Nationals that are absolutely killing it right now.